Why You Need an Oncology Second Opinion

4/14/2021

According to the National Cancer Institute, in 2020, an estimated 1,800,000 new cases of cancer were diagnosed in the United States and over 600,000 people died from the disease. The most common cancers (listed in descending order) are breast cancer, lung and bronchus cancer, prostate cancer, colon and rectum cancer, melanoma of the skin, bladder cancer, non-Hodgkin […]

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Do I need Back Surgery?

4/8/2021

Every year, over 600,000 people undergo surgery for lower back pain alone. According to experts at Johns Hopkins University, only 1 in 10 surgeons follow recommended use of psychological screenings prior to surgery. The study found that Orthopedic and Neurosurgeons with a higher volume of patients, more than 200 a year, favored screening patients to […]

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More Women are Getting Lung Cancer

4/7/2021

In a collaborative study between the American Cancer Society and the National Cancer Institute, scientists found that younger women — previously at lower risk — are now at greater risk of getting lung cancer than younger men. The leading causes of lung cancer in younger women are cigarette smoking, smog, and marijuana. Cigarette smoking is […]

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Malnutrition

4/6/2021

Malnutrition is a physical condition resulting either from a faulty or inadequate diet or from a physical inability to absorb or metabolize nutrients. When the body is deprived of vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients it needs to maintain healthy tissues and organ function, a person can also develop this condition. Causes of malnutrition include inappropriate […]

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Malaria

3/30/2021

Malaria is a mosquito-borne disease caused by a parasite where once an infected mosquito bites a human, the parasites multiply in the host’s liver before infecting and destroying red blood cells. In some places, early diagnosis can help treat and control malaria; however, some countries lack the resources to carry out effective screening. The biggest […]

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Diabetic Ketoacidosis

3/24/2021

Diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) is a buildup of acids in your blood, it is a potentially fatal complication of diabetes that occurs when you have much less insulin than your body needs. The liver processes the fat into a fuel called ketones, this causes the blood to become acidic and the body to become dangerously dehydrated. […]

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March is Colorectal (Colon) Cancer Awareness Month

3/17/2021

Colorectal cancer is cancer that occurs in the colon or rectum. This is also known as colon  cancer, for short. Colon cancer is most common in adults 50 years and older with more than  200,000 cases per year in the US. Many people have no symptoms until the later stages of  cancer. The symptoms of […]

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Why get a Second Opinion

3/10/2021

In the medical field, a second opinion refers to a diagnosis, treatment plan, or information provided by a second physician other than the current doctor of the patient. The second doctor will review the patient’s medical history and offer an opinion about the patient’s health problem and how it should be treated. A second opinion […]

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Acinetobacter Infection

3/10/2021

Acinetobacter causes infections in the blood, urinary tract, and lungs (pneumonia), or in wounds in other parts of the body. It can also “colonize” or live in a patient without causing infections or symptoms, especially in respiratory secretions (sputum) or open wounds. Acinetobacter is usually present in wet environments, such as soil and mud ponds […]

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Up to 30% of Mammography Readings are Incorrect

3/4/2021

In the United States today, 1 in 8 women will develop breast cancer in her lifetime. In 2020, an estimated 276,480 new cases of invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed in women in the U.S. Meanwhile, according to the American Journal of Roentgenology, up to 30% of mammography readings are incorrect. Symptoms of breast cancer […]

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